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Finally a Cardui !


Finally a Cardui !
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-12
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 14:04
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It's my first Vanessa cardui this year and came in extra time of this long summer, the important thing is to never lose the hope ..... ehehee

Class: Insecta

Order: Lepidoptera

(unranked): Rhopalocera

Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Family: Nymphalidae

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Tribe: Nymphalini

Genus: Vanessa

Subgenus: Cynthia

Species: V. (C.) cardui

The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) is a well-known colourful butterfly, sometimes known in North America as the Cosmopolitan.It is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica. In Australia, V. cardui has a limited range around Bunbury, Fremantle and Rottnest Island. However, its close relative, the Australian Painted Lady (Vanessa kershawi, sometimes considered a subspecies) ranges over half the continent. Other closely related species are the American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), and the West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella).The Painted Lady occurs in any temperate zone, including mountains in the tropics. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn. For example, it migrates from North Africa and the Mediterranean to Britain in May and June, but offspring produced there die in the Autumn.Painted Lady butterflies are popular for many pre-school and kindergarten classes to raise in schools to demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly. Painted ladies are very popular with children. They are used in many science fair projects. Several insect distribution companies such as Insect Lore include Painted Lady caterpillars in their catalogue of live insects for ordering.The egg takes 3 to 5 days to hatch. The caterpillar takes 7–11 days to turn into a chrysalis. It takes 7–11 days for the chrysalis to turn into a butterfly. It doesn't stay in one area so long. The painted lady butterfly moves 1000 miles in its life. Its wing span is 2 in. The painted lady caterpillar is black with spiked skin.The caterpillars feed on a wide variety of host plants of the families Asteraceae, especially Carduus crispus (as implied by the species name cardui – Latin for "of the thistles"). Also, Boraginaceae, Malvaceae (especially hollyhocks and dwarf mallow Malva neglecta), and a number of Fabaceae are eaten. The adults drink nectar from a variety of wildflowers and cultivars, more commonly the favored thistle, butterfly bush (Buddleja), asters, Tickseed sunflowers (Bidens) and zinnias.

FINALMENTE UNA CARDUI !

E' la mia prima Vanessa Cardui di quest'anno ed è arrivata nei tempi supplementari di questa lunga estate,l'importante è non perdere mai le speranze.....ehehee..

La Vanessa del cardo è farfalla di dimensioni rispettabili, raggiungendo una apertura alare di circa 60mm, ed è una delle più note e studiate in assoluto, non solo nella nostra fauna.
La sua fama è dovuta al fatto di essere una notevole migratrice che, grazie alla potenza del suo volo, può compiere degli spostamenti enormi; infatti, con l’esclusione del Sudamerica, si può rinvenire in tutto il mondo.Le sue abitudini la portano a frequentare soprattutto terreni incolti e prati fioriti, in località molto calde ed assolate, ma anche radure e margini dei boschi,come pure giardini e parchi urbani, sia in pianura che in montagna, fino al limite estremo della vegetazione.
La sua abbondanza è estremamente variabile di anno in anno, così che può essere da sporadica a molto comune, come avviene in alcune annate, in relazione ai flussi migratori.A seconda dei climi presenta una o più generazioni annue, dalla primavera alla tarda estate, e si riproduce anche alle nostre latitudini, tramite gli individui che giungono annualmente dalle zone più calde. I bruchi si nutrono di diverse essenze, con una spiccata predilezione per le Carduacee, nonché per le ortiche.

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Hi Luciano,

Congratulation for this 1st butterfly this year.
Very well captured with great details & sharpness. Nice colors, light & beautiful green BG.
Very well done & TFS.
Kapil

Ciao luciano, ti ha fatto aspettare, ma poi te le ha spalanzate alla grande, tutta per te, magnifica macro, splendida luce e fantastici colori, ottima nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

very well focussed, and beautiful colors on the subject,
congratulations for finally finding it
TFS
J

Ciao Luciano,
la seconda metà di settembre e la prima di ottobre sono momenti buoni per le Vanesse, che arrivano e appaiono da noi in primavera nel loro emigrare da Sud verso Nord (qualcuna sverna anche da noi) e poi in questa stagione le nuove nate transitano e si avviano verso Sud a generare nuove farfalle, in genere le vediamo molto fresche come in questo caso in cui hai saputo esaltarne la bellezza con un'ottima immagine.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-12 15:05]
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Ciao Luciano!
Bellissima la tua Cardui: scatto perfetto!
Ottimo lo sfondo scuro sfuocato.
Complimenti!
Ciao e buona notte!
Vanda

Beautiful! Excellent sharpness, detail, colour saturation, composition. This is one of the very nicest images I have seen of this species, for sure. I guess patience is golden. Kudos on a wonderful image and TFS!

Hello Luciano,
great capture of this Vanessa cardui with good sharpness and wonderful colours. I especially like its pose mwith the open wings.
Best wishes,
Helmut

Hi Luciano,
really beautiful. Perfect shot of this butterfly. Amazing colours. Excellent point of view. Great composition.
Have a nice day,
Maciek

Fantastic photo Luciano! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

Magnificent photo, superb detail and colour. A very nice specimen in a perfect composition. regards yiannis

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-12 21:58]

Good morning Luciano,
An excellent photo of this V.cardui with great sharpness and wonderful colors.Have a nice day!...
Bi slavên germ,
Dûrzan

Ciao Luciano,
hai visto mai perdere la speranza ;-)
questa cardui ti ha fatto chiudere la stagione in bellezza,
bellissimi colori con una buona nitidezza.
Buona giornata
Davide

Hello Luciano,
Another superb macro with outstanding clarity and sharp details.
Wonderful contrast against the background.
It is a splendid butterfly with impressive colors.
I like very much this species but I do not see it very often.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-12 22:32]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une macro magnifique avec une clarté exceptionnelle et de grands détails.
Sujets aux très belles couleurs.
Une très belle image.
Amitiés
Serge

I will describe this shot as a special one, and i like specially the chosen point of view and you deserve a compliment for the perfect execution friend Luciano. Bravo ..this one is going to my favorite list ..of course ! In the workshop I am presenting you an alternative with some corrections of the white balance..hope you like that Luciano! Thanks for sharing this beauty and well done once again!
Regards,
George Veltchev

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-13 4:33]

Bonjour Luciano,
Tu en as trouvée une et en plus superbe!! Bravo pour cette belle image! J'en ai seulement vu une en été et elle était en mauvais état. Je comprends ta joie. Et en ce qui concerne ton anglais, il va très bien, eh, eh!! Pas de problème, juste pour une prune :-)!
Amitiés
Anne

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-13 6:59]

Hello Luciano,
Ecxellent sharp detailed photo of this butterfly. Great DOF, very beautiful light and contrasting colours and a very pleasing composition.
Regards,
Peter

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-10-13 7:27]

Hi,
Beautiful painted lady with fine colors, excellent closeup. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-13 10:56]

Hello Luciano.
Very pretty butterfly. Nicely composed, very good light, saturation of colour looks spot on and nicely presented.Best regards Siggi

Hello Luciano,
A wonderful presentation of this butterfly in nice sharpness and beautiful colours. Excellent POV, composition and OOF BG. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

hello Luciano
super sharpness and great details
the colours are also beautiful
i like the pose
greeting lou

Bonsoir Luciano,

La végétation cadre bien le papillon. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du papillon Vanessa cardui. La lumière de l'après-midi rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Una preciosa "explosión" de color para esta clásica Vanessa.
Bien encuadrada y un enfoque muy preciso.
Saludos Luciano: J. Ignasi.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-15 18:39]

Hello Luciano,
Looks like your patience paid off with a fantastic shot of the Painted Lady. I've noticed that there were not the large number of butterflies around here this summer either.
Love the full opened wing pose and vibrant colors you managed to capture. Excellent detail and perfect exposure. Well done!!
Ron

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2011-10-16 0:06]

Hi Luciano,

wonderful shot with great colors and clarity !
Bests Tina

You got very good results, pretty butterfly
Regards!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-10-18 10:43]

Beautiful specimen! It was well worth waiting for. Excellent capture, Luciano!

Ciao,

Ishi

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